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Mentoring and Induction Programs That Support New Principals



July 2014 | 304 pages | Corwin
'Dr. Villani's comprehensive new book gives our profession-especially those who are new to it-a terrific boost. With clarity and great care, Villani outlines the critical need for mentoring and induction programs for new school leaders. Using excellent examples, she shows us the extremely difficult and varied situations principals face daily. Then she explores well-documented model programs from across the nation that serve as examples and inspiration for all school leaders' - Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino, Executive Director, NAESP

'Susan Villani's Mentoring & Induction Programs that Support New Principals is a comprehensive compendium of ideas and models drawn from school systems, regional education agencies, states, professional associations, and universities. Villani makes a compelling case for the value of supporting beginning principals in new and more powerful ways. She describes how changing educational policies and escalating demands on the principalship have caused an increasing number of states and local districts to seek improved ways to support new principals early in their administrative careers. Most important, Villani provides guidance to readers in translating these ideas and models into new or stronger mentoring and induction programs for the next generation of school principals' - Dr. Dennis Sparks, Executive Director, NSDC

'There is increasing evidence as to the significant role which principals play in reforming schools and in increasing student achievement. Principal induction and mentoring are key components of effective leadership development. This text provides an effective guide for organizations supporting the development of school principals' - Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director, NASSP

Make it possible for all new headteachers to realize their full potential!

A well-prepared new headteacher is essential to the success of an entire school. So why is it one of the least supported positions in the building? In Mentoring and Induction Programs That Support New Principals, mentoring expert Susan Villani addresses the key question of how well new headteachers are prepared and supported. This is an ideal resource for developing a mentoring or induction program for headteachers, or for enhancing your existing program. This innovative new text offers a close examination of the state of headship and the needs of new headteachers, as well as a detailed compilation of headteacher mentoring and induction programs throughout the United States. This useful, hands-on guidebook includes:

- A complete understanding of the challenges facing new headteachers

- Practical examples and enlightening vignettes to clearly illustrate challenges often faced by new headteachers

- Detailed tips to encourage and foster new headteachers

- A clear, easy to understand comparison of model mentoring and induction programs

 
Dedication
 
Foreword by Roland S. Barth
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I. The Principalship: The Role, the People, and the Supports
 
1. Making the Case for Mentoring
 
2. Mentoring and Induction Program Components and Considerations
 
Part II. Models of Mentoring & Induction for New Principals
 
3. District and Regional Models
 
4. State Models
 
5. Professional Association Models
 
6. University Models
 
7. Collaborative Models
 
Part III. Now What?
 
8. Planning/Enhancing Your Program
 
Appendix A: Chart
 
Appendix B: Questions
 
Appendix C: Model Configuration Charts
 
Appendix D: Administrative Tasks on Which Beginning Principals...
 
Appendix E: Educational Leader Self Inventory
 
Appendix F: Expectations of Key Players
 
Appendix G: Retired Principal Mentor Profile
 
Appendix H: Mentor Talking Points and Time Line
 
Appendix I: Craft Wisdom
 
Appendix J: Caveats for Mentor Program Leaders
 
References
 
Index

"There is increasing evidence about the significant role that principals play in reforming schools and in increasing student achievement. Principal induction and mentoring are key components of effective leadership development. This text provides an effective guide for organizations supporting the development of school principals."

Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi
Executive Director, NASSP

"Dr. Villani’s comprehensive new book gives our profession-especially those who are new to it-a terrific boost. With clarity and great care, Villani outlines the critical need for mentoring and induction programs for new school leaders. Using excellent examples, she shows us the extremely difficult and varied situations principals face daily. Then she explores well-documented model programs from across the nation that serve as examples and inspiration for all school leaders."

Dr. Vincent L. Ferrandino
Executive Director, NAESP

"Susan Villani’s Mentoring and Induction Programs That Support New Principals is a comprehensive compendium of ideas and models drawn from school systems, regional education agencies, states, professional associations, and universities. Villani makes a compelling case for the value of supporting beginning principals in new and more powerful ways. She describes how changing educational policies and escalating demands on the principalship have caused an increasing number of states and local districts to seek improved ways to support new principals early in their administrative careers. Most important, Villani provides guidance to readers in translating these ideas and models into new or stronger mentoring and induction programs for the next generation of school principals."

Dr. Dennis Sparks
Executive Director, NSDC

"The ideas and models offered in the book are extremely helpful and timely. They present a comprehensive picture of what’s happening and what’s possible across the nation in a variety of local, state, and national contexts."

Tom Chenoweth, Professor
Portland State University

Susan Villani

Susan Villani has been training teachers and administrators to become more effective instructors and leaders for over 30 years. A member of WestEd's Learning Innovations, Villani specializes in consulting and professional development in the area of mentoring and induction programs for new teachers and principals, and collaborative coaching training for math and literacy coaches, as well as mentors. Villani has worked with thousands of new and experienced teachers and administrators who have reported improvement in their practice and heightened job satisfaction, resulting in improved academic performance of tens of thousands of students.... More About Author

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